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Friday Insider: For many reasons, Harrison drifting into background

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James Harrison. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

It's looking less and less likely James Harrison will have any kind of role with the Steelers this season.

A month ago, outside linebackers coach Joey Porter said at the bye that the Steelers were saving Harrison for when the weather got colder and opponents would come at the Steelers trying to run the ball. Since then, Harrison has not been active for a game and has missed practice time with back and knee injuries. The knee issue arose this week, though he was doing something he called Sumo deadlifts on his Instagram page Wednesday morning.

If the Steelers are, in fact, saving him for a team looking to come in and run the ball against them, next week's game against Baltimore would seem to be the one.

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